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MEDIA NOTES

     Randall Cunningham is a "top candidate" to be a studio
analyst on TNT's football broadcasts this year, according to TNT
spokesperson Greg Hughes (PHILA. DAILY NEWS, 8/7)....AOL has
acquired multiplayer on-line game service, InagiNation Network,
from AT&T (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 8/7)....Lee Winfrey of the
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER reviews the new HBO comedy series,
"Arli$$":  "If sitcoms were judged like gymnastics, ["Larry
Sanders"] star Gary Shandling would grab the gold medal with a
perfect score of 10 and ["Arli$$" star Robert] Wuhl would be a
cinch for the silver at 9.9" (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 8/7).
Michael Hiestand notes the characters may "seem creative to the
casual viewers, but stereotypical to sports devotees" (USA TODAY,
8/7)....According to people close to the talks, Time Warner and
Seagram's are "exploring ways" for Seagram to shed its 14.9%
stake in Time Warner (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 8/7)....Sports
Illustrated Presents' "College Football '96" hit newsstands
Monday.  The magazine will only be sold at retail outlets and has
15 regional covers (SI)....With two months to go before the debut
of WBIS+ in New York, joint owners Dow Jones and ITT appear "at
odds" over the channel's make-up.  According to one exec, "The
basic problem there is that I don't believe there is a clear
picture of what they are talking about except this extremely
vague idea that they are going to be a news and sports channel"
(BROADCASTING & CABLE, 8/5 issue).
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